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Supporting cycling in Bristol's enterprise areas

Travelwest worked with community groups in Bristol’s three enterprise areas to promote cycling activity in Hengrove, Easton and Lawrence Hill and Lawrence Weston and Avonmouth. Activities, events and projects supported more people to cycle as a means to promote health, access work and reduce car use.

Lawrence Weston and Avonmouth

In summer 2015 we delivered a series of events aimed at young people in Lawrence Weston took place with Bread Youth Club and Lawrence Weston Community Farm. Young people aged 8-16 were given opportunities to learn bike maintenance skills, join group bike rides and go mountain biking at Ashton Court.

We also worked with the Avonmouth Employment Hub, to make the Wheels to Work Bike Loan scheme more accessible in the area. Three bikes are now available to loan for those who would benefit from a bike to access work or training. Read more about this project here.


Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill

Our Community Active Travel Officers have been supporting cycle activities in Easton and Lawrence Hill since 2012. We have continued to deliver events and support local groups throughout the duration of the Travelwest project.

Our activities included led bike rides with parents at Hannah More Primary School, Dr Bike events and bike rides to Eastville Park in partnership with Bristol City TARA, and a series of bike maintenance sessions at Easton Community Centre.

St Pauls Bike Ride and Picnic 2015

 

We also worked with Avon Wildlife Trust to create a wildlife guide for the Bristol & Bath Railway Path to promote and explore this vital wildlife corridor. This can be found in shops and community venues around Easton.


Hengrove

Travelwest are developing the Bristol Family Cycling Centre,  a new cycle facility for the whole community to be based at Hengrove Park. The centre will be a hub of cycling activity in the South of Bristol for all ages and abilities.

The centre will open on 23rd April. As well as providing a new home for the established All Abilities cycling project, it will also have activities for young and old, delivered by Bristol City Council and partners including Bristol Bike Project, APE Project and Lifecycle UK.

We welcome the whole community to come and get involved. Please email Janine.mccretton@Bristol.gov.uk

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